Arson. Vandalism. Threats. Abortion clinics, abortion opponents face violence after the fall of Roe. – Chicago Tribune

Arson. Vandalism. Threats. Abortion clinics, abortion opponents face violence after the fall of Roe. – Chicago Tribune

The central Illinois abortion clinic erupted in flames a little before midnight on a recent weekend. A white pickup truck with red doors and a particularly loud exhaust, according to witnesses, parked near the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Peoria on Jan. 15. Video of the scene showed a man in a hooded coat exiting … Read more

New Santa Clara County sheriff takes oath of office

New Santa Clara County sheriff takes oath of office

SAN JOSE — Newly elected Santa Clara County Sheriff Robert “Bob” Jonsen formally took his oath of office as the South Bay’s first new top cop in a quarter century during a formal ceremony Friday. Jonsen was sworn in at the Board of Supervisors chambers, which was filled with elected officials and law enforcement leaders … Read more

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler Of Pakistan, Dies At 79

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler Of Pakistan, Dies At 79

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president through the last of a string of military coups that … Read more

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday reportedly ordered an amnesty or reduction in prison sentences for “tens of thousands” of people detained amid nationwide anti-government protests shaking the country, acknowledging for the first time the scale of the crackdown. The decree by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, part of a yearly pardoning … Read more

China protests as US shoots down suspected spy balloon

China protests as US shoots down suspected spy balloon

When US President Joe Biden learned a suspected Chinese spy balloon was drifting through the stratosphere 60,000 feet above Montana, his first inclination was to take it down. By then, however, it was both too early and too late. After flying over swaths of sparsely populated land, it was now projected to keep drifting over … Read more

Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79

Pervez Musharraf, military ruler of Pakistan who partnered with U.S. after 9/11, dies at 79

Islamabad — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, whose role as Pakistan’s military ruler at the time of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. made him a household name, has died at the age of 79.  A spokeswoman for the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai confirmed his death to The Associated Press. While his cause of death … Read more